Top Ten Most Unlikable Movie Protagonists

PLEASE READ: I thought about making this list HQ but I feel if I give too much details, I’ll be kinda spoiling the movie for those who haven’t seen it. So please do the same if you decide to add and / or comment on this list. Please be kinda vague about it to not spoil the movie for others. Thanks.
The Top Ten
1 Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street) Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Released in 2013.
Corrupt, selfish, no morals and a slimy liar. The gross thing is some people actually look up to this character.

That's the whole point of him. Great list, and another reason why DiCaprio is my favourite actor is this outstanding performance

I haven't watched this movie but honestly I kind of guessed that.

2 Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network) Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network)

Played by Jesse Eisenberg. Released in 2010.
Unlikable in real life. What makes you think he'd be better in the movie right? Scumbag weasel.

3 Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood) Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood)

Played by Daniel Day-Lewis. Released in 2007.
A bully, ruthless, cold and moral-less in the pursuit of wealth.

4 Louis Bloom (Nightcrawler) Louis Bloom (Nightcrawler)

Played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Released in 2014.

No morals, no soul, no compassion, no empathy. Terrible human being. I would of slugged this dude so many times during the movie. Funny thing is he is based on a real, kinda famous, scumbag stringer from over here (Los Angeles). The real guy he's based on is also a completely disgusting human being.

5 The Lieutenant (Bad Lieutenant) The Lieutenant (Bad Lieutenant)

Played by Harvey Keitel. Released in 1992.
Corrupt, violent, lying, perverted pedo, junkie thug bully.

6 Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane) Charles Foster Kane (Citizen Kane)

Played by Orson Welles. Released in 1941.
Horrible cold human being who I felt no compassion for in the end.

7 Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange) Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange)

Played by Malcolm McDowell. Released in 1971.
Actually start to feel kind of bad for him towards the end then I remember all the things he did and feel conflicted.

On second thought - How is he in Space Jam 2 yet Pepe Le Pew is gone?

8 Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver) Travis Bickle, a 26-year-old honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely, depressed young man living on his own in New York City. He becomes a taxi driver to cope with his chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the city's boroughs. He also spends time in porn theaters and keeps a ...read more.

Played by Robert De Niro. Released in 1976.
I actually feel bad for at times being that he's obviously mentally ill and suffering from PTSD.

9 Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World) Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World)

Played by Thora Birch. Released in 2001.
Condescending, pretentious snob. I actually knew a girl just like her. I couldn't stand her.

10 Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)

The Newcomers

? Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series. ...read more.
? Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can) Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can)
The Contenders
11 Davey Stone (Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights) Davey Stone (Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights)
12 Oliver & Barbara Rose (War of the Roses) Oliver & Barbara Rose (War of the Roses)

Played by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Released in 1989.
Funny moments but both are horrible people.

13 Oscar (Shark Tale) Oscar (Shark Tale)
14 Nomi Malone (Showgirls) Nomi Malone (Showgirls)

This character is a psychopath, who kicks a guy in the balls just for saying she can't dance and pushes Gina Gershon's character down the stars which could've (and should've) killed her. Honestly, all of the characters in Showgirls are douchebags, but since Nomi Malone is the main character, all of the other characters (expect Andrew Carver) are just a little more likable.

15 Bella Swan (Twilight) Bella Swan (Twilight)
16 Evan Hansen (Dear Evan Hansen) Evan Hansen (Dear Evan Hansen)

Way worse than Oscar from Shark Tale.

17 Earwig (Earwig and the Witch) Earwig (Earwig and the Witch)

An incredibly manipulative sociopath who is easily the least likable and relatable protagonist in any Studio Ghibli film.

She should be deported to either Brazil or Russia.

18 Surly (The Nut Job) Surly (The Nut Job)
19 Vanellope von Schweetz (Ralph Breaks the Internet) Vanellope von Schweetz (Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Just plain selfish, not to mention ends up breaking a well-established rule from the first movie (and this is never addressed).

20 Bruce Robertson (Filth) Bruce Robertson (Filth)
21 Miyo Sasaki (A Whisker Away) Miyo Sasaki (A Whisker Away)

She is literally a stalker. A STALKER. I've never really understood movie reviewers and their "unlikeable protagonists" until I watched this movie. She stalks this boy in her school, and literally JUMPS OFF A SCHOOL BALCONY to confront two bullies who are gossiping him. At a point later in the movie she's crying on the floor saying "I just want to hear him say... I love you." I would normally feel sorry for her in this situation. But here? No.

22 Oh Dae-su (Oldboy) Oh Dae-su (Oldboy)
23 Ki-taek (Parasite) Ki-taek (Parasite)
24 Lady Hideko (The Handmaiden) Lady Hideko (The Handmaiden)
25 Kikuchiyo (Seven Samurai) Kikuchiyo (Seven Samurai)
8Load More
PSearch List